Check out this view – we found one of the Fabergé Easter eggs from the Big Egg Hunt near the Brooklyn Bridge. What have you discovered on your recent travels?
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Last trip Palm Springs for Christmas with our babies — a blast of sunshine in the middle of winter! We spent many happy afternoons eating fish tacos and swimming at the Ace, and took the aerial tram to the top of the mountains.
Next trip Fire Island this June. No cars are allowed, so everyone walks or bikes everywhere, while pulling red Radio Flyer wagons filled with beach towels, pizzas and sun-kissed children. It’s a magical place!
First thing you do when you check into a hotel I LOVE LOVE LOVE hotel beds, so I always want to jump on them. Have you seen the hilarious photos around the web of people jumping in hotels?
You never leave home without…cucumber facial wipes. I swear by them. The cucumber scent smells amazing, and you can freshen up your face on overnight flights and take off your makeup before going to bed at the hotel.
You always return home with…presents for our kiddos, like funny magnets or airport candy. And I love getting tea towels from tiny shops around the world.
Go-to travel outfit I have such a travel uniform: a striped shirt, a navy sweater, comfy jeans and red Converses.
Quintessential New York Take a sunset sail on the Hudson River. Bring lobster rolls and potato chips from Chelsea Market, and the sailors bring around wine and beer. You’ll sail by the Statue of Liberty while sipping wine and feeling the wind in your hair.
Worst travel experience My toddler and I were flying from California to Florida, and we had to do an emergency landing in New Orleans. I’m not scared of flying at all, but during that moment, I was definitely white-knuckling it!
Favourite hotel The Standard Hotel in Miami is the perfect place for a romantic weekend. Their giant pool is warm as a bathtub, and the hot tub sits under a waterfall. Some rooms have outdoor bathtubs, where you can take a bubble bath. Sit outside by one of their fire pits and order the fish sandwich and fries. Paradise.
Wish you were here roaming the moors and photographing sheep with us. Because (fun fact…) there’s more to the UK than castles, cosy pubs and loads of rain. It can actually be quite lovely and sunny, and there’s little we love more than sipping a Pimm’s cup out of doors on a nice day.
Oh yeah, and we like the history, too.
Australia's wines are on the map, but have we talked about the food? Because Lake House, less than two hours outside Melbourne, is home to one of our favourite hotel restaurants, and their #smithday takeover of our Instagram feed has us wondering if it’s okay to fly half-way around the world for food.
And that bathtub.
Speaking of cocktails, could we get a refill on this Eastside, please?
Don’t our books look pretty?
It’s that time of the month… In just a few days, you’ll be getting our April Room Service, which will announce some hot new additions to our hotel collection, including the one where we shot the above photo. Can you guess where it is? Morocco? France? New York? Mexico?
We’ll only keep you in suspense for a few more days…
If we can’t visit San Francisco in the post-Gold Rush era, at least we can taste the flavours of the period, right? We’re putting all five of these bars on our list for our next SF trip.
Pisco punch, we’re coming for you.
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